In honor of what still may still lurk from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators, some leftover sports thoughts:
• It remains a better question to ask how have the New England Patriots managed to have winning seasons every year since 2004, not why have they not won another Super Bowl. The Patriots have been the best team overall in the NFL in that time frame despite being upset in two Super Bowls.
VERGENNES — Late last week Vergennes police dealt with several incidents of drivers impaired by alcohol and/or either impaired by or possessing drugs.
VERMONT — On this past Sunday afternoon Vermont State Police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 89 in South Burlington involving a Vergennes man.
Police said that on Nov. 30 at 2:58 p.m. a southbound pick-up truck and trailer driven by 21-year-old Casey Poquette of Vergennes lost its left rear tire, when the tire separated from the axle. The tire crossed the southbound lanes and median before striking a northbound vehicle operated by 60-year-old Lucy Gil of Laval, Quebec.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a reported burglary at a Halladay Road home on Monday, Nov. 24. Police said someone forced their way into the locked, unoccupied home and stole some unspecified items.
People with any information about the case are asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to the Counseling Service of Addison County offices on Main Street on Nov. 24 after receiving a report about a client being angry with CSAC staff.
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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union High School is closed today, Monday, Dec. 1, due to a steam leak that damaged several classrooms this past Friday, Nov. 28. On Monday afternoon Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials announced that school would remain closed on Tuesday, Dec. 2.
“Today, we are conducting our air quality assessment and also planning some classroom re-locations and moving of materials, equipment, etc., which is taking longer than expected,” ANwSU Superintendent JoAn Canning said in a post on the anwsu.org website.
BRISTOL — The Have A Heart Food Shelf has had a great holiday season so far, in no small part due to a recent upgrade that expanded the Bristol nonprofit’s storage space and a successful food drive sponsored by area fire department.
“It’s filling right up,” said food shelf director Rebecca Price.
In October, crews finished a renovation of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol, which included the expansion of the pantry and upgrades to the kitchen. The food shelf operates out of the basement of the West Street church.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has agreed to establish a “pop-up park” on the soon-to-be-cleared Lazarus Building spot at 20 Main St. Middlebury College bought that building earlier this year and gave it to the town to raze in order to widen the adjacent Printer’s Alley access to the Marble Works, and to make way for replacement of the nearby Main Street railroad overpass.